No Way Am I Singing

Rockin' in my basementAfter hearing from what seems like every single person I came across how awesome Rockband is, I picked it up for my Xbox 360 this past weekend. I had never played any of the “music games” before, so I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. My wife was even more sceptical. At $170, I was really hoping that “everyone” was right, and that Rockband really was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Unpacking the box, the first question I asked myself was, “where am I going to store all this stuff?” The second question I had, while unpacking the microphone, was “who’s going to sing?” I have no problem singing when I’m on my own, but there’s no way I was going to do it in front of other people. My wife was even more adamant that she wasn’t going to sing, and made sure I knew it. Many times over.

Saturday evening we had friends over and started a band, the Ginger Toupées, and had an absolute blast, rocking into the wee hours of the night. I can honestly say that it’s been quite a while since I’ve had so much fun; not just playing a game, but just fun, period. Barely twenty-minutes into it I was already pumping my Xbox Live account with points so I could download more songs. We all stopped worrying about who was going to sing, and just did it. We were even ready to run out to Wal-Mart (open 24 hours to serve us better!) to pick up another guitar so all four of us could play at once, but unfortunately we had all had a few drinks at that point.

How fun is it, you ask? Well, my wife, the one who would “never, ever, sing”, was soon dancing and bee-bopping around while belting out the tunes at the top of her lungs. It was quite a sight. We lost all track of time, and before we knew it, it was two in the morning. Yeah, Rockband is fun. Really, really fun.

Some quick notes:
Playing drums is awesome.
Playing drums on Nine Inch Nails’ March of the Pigs is wicked hard.
I’m amazed (and thankful) my daughter slept through our rockin’.
I wish all the songs were unlocked for local multiplayer.
I sure hope all this plastic stuff doesn’t shatter into a million pieces.

5 Replies to “No Way Am I Singing”

  1. Nice. I don’t think I would ever sing if I every played Rockband. I would definitely try the drums though. I tried out Guitar Hero a few weeks ago for the first time and it was fun…but my fingers got all cramped from playing it…

  2. The best moment of the night was when Dave blasted out “When you were young” by The Killers.

  3. I have yet to play rockband or guitar hero, i think i might get Guitar Hero though, mostly because i end up playing most of my consol games by my self, or with other online.

  4. I actually bought Guitar Hero 3 last night. I had a blast playing it. I never thought that I would like this kind of game but the developers do a really good job of making you feel like a rock star. I installed it and told myself that I would only play it for a couple of songs. 3 hours later I had unlocked 28 songs and had to force myself to shut the game down.

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